How to Prepare Students for Assemblies with Storytellers

Written by Kim McCloskey

There are many benefits to having a professional storyteller visit your school. Storytelling helps students develop listening skills. Stories are the building blocks of imagination, stories teach character, and storytelling can foster the desire to read independently.

School Outreach & On-site Programming

Written by Adrian Selle

For years, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival has offered school outreach and on-site programming so that thousands of children can have access to hear and enjoy high quality professional storytelling. If you would like to offer this experience to children at a school that you are connected with, keep reading!

Welcome! A Short Prep on this Year’s Conference

Dale Burns

Welcome to this year’s Timpanogos Storytelling Conference at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. We are so pleased that you are joining us! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Conference Center located at 101 West 100 North in Provo, Utah. Please plan on parking in the Marriott Parking Garage . . .

Free Workshop for Educators

Written by Adrian Selle

Each year we offer a free workshop for educators. This year Sherry Norfolk will be teaching "Storytelling: The Idea Bridge - Integrating Learning Across the Curriculum." Sherry Norfolk is an award-winning internationally acclaimed storyteller, author, and teaching artist.

Storytelling and Sochi

Written by Kim McCloskey

I’m watching the Olympics as I write this, speed skating to be exact. What I love most about the games is not the competition, or even watching athletes push themselves to accomplish amazing feats of strength, dexterity and endurance. What I love are the stories in all their varieties, the quests for personal triumph, the journeys of self-mastery, stories of redemption, the tragedies . . .

Timpanogos Storytelling Conference

Written by Kim McCloskey
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Hello friends! If you haven't had the opportunity to attend the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, let me tell you, it is a treat. Imagine sitting with some of your favorite storytellers from the summer festival and getting to know them on a whole new level while learning the secrets of their craft. I had the opportunity to attend a series of workshops in August 2012 and . . .

We’re Going to RootsTech!

Written by Adrian Selle

Do you love family stories? Do you love technology? Do you love finding family stories with technology? If you said yes to any of these questions, RootsTech is for you! We are excited to bring Timpanogos Storytelling to the Expo Hall at the Salt Palace Convention Center this weekend, Thursday-Saturday, February 6-8th.

Holiday Story Prompts – Do You Remember When?

Written by Adrian Selle
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The holiday season is a time for stories. With traditions, people, and places we love, there are so many memories to be discovered and stories to be shared. Throughout the month we have been posting a story prompt to open a door into your memory. Please feel free to share your comments here, but more importantly, share them with someone you love.